Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Kenda tires

  1. #1
    IT'S IN YOUR HEAD jeac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    the del
    My Bikes
    46/16 - schwinn conversion
    Posts
    401
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Kenda tires

    has anyone else noticed how awesome kendas are? specifically kenda kontenders? they cost like 13 each or 26 for a pair but they last like they're an 90 dollar set

  2. #2
    not the car. tempo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Posts
    104
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    except you need a crowbar to get them on any decent set of rims.

    try fixing a roadside flat with K's. say hello to lever snapola into your forehead.

    Not sure if they ship them from China in heated containers or what.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Kilgore_Trout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Queens,NY; Boston,MA
    Posts
    720
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i like my kenda's a lot. they've held up really well, but tempo is right, it's damn near impossible to get them on to a rim.

  4. #4
    $$$
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    275
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My bike came with Kendras and they seem to be doing just fine.

  5. #5
    buh/meh
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    illadel
    My Bikes
    some red POS, some blue POS, some HUGE ross POS, some tan POS, riding schwinn le tour conversion
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my opinion might no matter so much since i live down the hall from the op... but i have also had incredibly awesome results with kenda kontenders. they came with my fuji track wheelset (got on ebay for mad cheap...cause theyre mad cheap). i have had a 40dollar tire on and ripped through it. i cant seem to dent the kendas.

    its definately the heat/pressure treatment on the plane ride from china.

  6. #6
    IT'S IN YOUR HEAD jeac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    the del
    My Bikes
    46/16 - schwinn conversion
    Posts
    401
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm telling you they rule.

  7. #7
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Right now I'm running Kenda cross tires on my Steamroller.
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  8. #8
    Chief Slacking Officer ms.gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The City by the Lake
    My Bikes
    Fuji Track SE, Cannondale R300
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tempo
    except you need a crowbar to get them on any decent set of rims.

    try fixing a roadside flat with K's. say hello to lever snapola into your forehead.

    Not sure if they ship them from China in heated containers or what.
    I had this happen to me two weeks ago while on my Fuji. They're a pain in the neck to take off. Don't get me wrong, i like riding on them but, when it comes to replacing them...its just a pain.
    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Giolander: There can be only one.
    Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?

  9. #9
    IT'S IN YOUR HEAD jeac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    the del
    My Bikes
    46/16 - schwinn conversion
    Posts
    401
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that's funny though, i can't remember having much trouble putting them on, we'll see the next time i get some new ones

    for the price i don't think they can be beat

  10. #10
    doi
    doi is offline
    oh hi
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    south philly
    My Bikes
    khs flite 100
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my rear wheel has a kenda on it. i've been riding it since june and it is holding up surprisingly nice.

  11. #11
    Gone, but not forgotten Shiznaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
    Posts
    4,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Finally. I am convinced that the now discontinued kevlar belted kenda kontender lite tires were the best value tire on the market. I am on my second set after 3 years of brakeless urban riding with alot of skdding. They are very supple and very light (125g I think!), and they are very puncture resistant. I want to buy like ten extras but I can't find them anymore except for take offs from KHS track bikes.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    SF
    My Bikes
    SE Lager, Specialized RockHopper x2
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i got kenda tires on the bike i just got. i have them on a fixie. you know if they can hold up all the skidding i do?

  13. #13
    Senior Member kergin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kitchener, ON
    My Bikes
    1994 Proctor Townsend Reynolds 753, TT S3 True North, Kona Major Jake, Kona Honky Tonk, Marinoni Puima, Cannondale BBU
    Posts
    2,029
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bike tires are the most friggin' over-priced thing I've ever seen, right next to brake pads, so its no surprise that $13 Kenda's work just as well as $90 Vittorias.

  14. #14
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kergin View Post
    Bike tires are the most friggin' over-priced thing I've ever seen, right next to brake pads, so its no surprise that $13 Kenda's work just as well as $90 Vittorias.
    Sorry man, there is no way a $13 kenda is going to roll as nicely as a vittoria corsa or a veloflex black @ $40-$50. I don't know about any $90 vittorias however. Try riding the rubinos, rubino pros, pro race 2's/3's and then veloflex. You'll notice a steady increase in ride quality, speed and price along with a good decrease in durability.

    Note you can't really use price as a comparison benchmark, but it is a good indicator. There are expensively priced tires that totally don't deserve to cost that much.
    Last edited by operator; 06-22-08 at 09:56 PM.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  15. #15
    Senior Member kergin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kitchener, ON
    My Bikes
    1994 Proctor Townsend Reynolds 753, TT S3 True North, Kona Major Jake, Kona Honky Tonk, Marinoni Puima, Cannondale BBU
    Posts
    2,029
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Sorry man, there is no way a $13 kenda is going to roll as nicely as a vittoria corsa or a veloflex black @ $40-$50. I don't know about any $90 vittorias however. Try riding the rubinos, rubino pros, pro race 2's/3's and then veloflex. You'll notice a steady increase in ride quality, speed and price along with a good decrease in durability.

    Note you can't really use price as a comparison benchmark, but it is a good indicator. There are expensively priced tires that totally don't deserve to cost that much.
    Steve made you drink the Veloflex juice, I guess? different rubber feels different, but I balk at the profit margins being made on these things.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •